Another childhood inspired recipe, this sourworm cake encapsulates all things I loved as a tween/teen.
Warhead lollies, sour straps and sourworms…basically anything with the sour and sweet combo, even better if sherbet was also part of the mix.
I also use to eat a lot of cheese (particularity melted tasty and brie), jelly & ice-cream and had (and still have) a strong weakness of white chocolate (Milkybar and Dream…OMG).
So I decided to make a cake that combines childhood old fav ingredients that would bring back memories.
I came up with a base recipe in which I interchanged varying jelly flavours, and sour lolly types.
I found sour worms worked best for flavour, taste and strength, while an orange jelly flavour was the closest to the sour worms flavour I could get (keeping the flavour profile simple, non-complicated but still tasty).
By making sherbet from scratch and layering it into the cake, I was able to create a further enhancement on the sour lolly profile.
The icing in this recipe is a perfect addition to offset the sweetness and adds another layer of texture.
- 200g sour worms
- 200ml water
- 170g butter
- 170g white chocolate
- 300g self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 90g butter
- 75g sour worms
- 375g cream cheese
- 25g orange jelly crystals
- 100g cream
- ½ tsn citric acid
- 10g icing sugar
- 20g orange jelly crystals
- ½ tsn baking powder
- Pre-heat the oven to 180c degrees and line a 25cm cake tin with baking paper.
- To make the cake place the sour worms and water into a saucepan on a medium heat, stirring until the mix is smooth and well combine.
- Add the butter and chocolate to the sour worm mix, stirring until smooth, take off the heat and allow mix to cool to room temperature.
- Pour the sour worm mix into a bowl, add the flour and eggs using a hand whisk to beat until combine.
- Pour the mix into the cake tin and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Place the cake on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
- Meanwhile, make the icing by placing the sour worms and butter into a saucepan on medium heat, stirring until smooth and combine (the butter may separate, this is fine).
- Pour the sour worm mix into a bowl and leave to cool to room temperature.
- Add the cheese and jelly crystals to the sour worm mix, beating with electric beaters until well combine and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl pour in the cream and whisk with electric beaters until soft peaks form.
- Add the sour worm cheese mix to the whipped cream and beat on low until just combine (do not over whisk or the cream will curdle).“
- Make the sherbet by placing all ingredients in a bowl and stirring until combine.
- Cut the cake in half horizontally, placing one cake layer on a plate.
- Top the cake on the plate with half of the icing.
- Following sieve 1/2 of the sherbet onto the icing then add the 2ndcake layer onto the sherbet layer.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 of the remaining sherbet, spread the remaining icing over the top and finish by sprinkling the remaining sherbet over the cake, enjoy!
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